|Today India manufactures the most up-to-date high performance machines for track maintenance, which are highly sophisticated products.
The machines for Indian Railways are tailor-made designs with special emphasis on applying the technology most appropriate for the local conditions.
Production in India ensures a high indigenous content, using a large number of Indian suppliers. Machines and components are not only manufactured for Indian railways but are also exported. Ircon, for example, is an important customer using complete machine sets for their overseas projects. Machines built in India have also been supplied to the Chinese Railways.
The machinery manufacturers general policy is to pay , special emphasis to efficient after-sales service, spare parts supply and prompt availability of technical expertise as and when required.
Furthermore, there is continuous training of specialized and qualified workers who are employed in the field not only in India but also in other parts of the world where their knowledge and skills are being made use of.
There are various types of point designs, one of which is the base plate based rail fastening system, wherein the rail track is placed on a metallic plate.